The Golden State Warriors needs to go undefeated in its last four games to break the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls record and Kobe Bryant wants them to go for it. Bryant was asked about his insight on the Warriors record-breaking pursuit last Wednesday.
“If I’m them and I’ve got a chance to set a record, I’m trying to set the damn record. I don’t care what anyone else says. If you’ve got a chance to do that, go do it — and win a championship,” Bryant told Baxter Holmes of ESPN.
The Warriors have their hands full in its final four games as they will be facing both the Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs two more times each. The Grizzlies are shorthanded due to several injuries but they are still a very competitive and dangerous team.
On the other hand, the Spurs are known to rest their players towards the end of the regular season. However, Tony Parker hinted that head coach Greg Popovich may play all their starters in the two games against the Golden State Warriors.
“If we played Utah, I don’t see any reason now we’re not going to play Golden State. Before, we were going to rest everybody like against Utah and Golden State, but I guess he changed his mind. Everybody’s playing now,” Parker told Jeff Garcia of the Spurs Zone.
The Golden State Warriors lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday and might be needing some rest. As mentioned in a previous report, head coach Steve Kerr said that the team is not really “pushing” to win 73 games.
“We’re not really pushing for this. All we’ve said is, ‘Yeah, it’d be nice to get. We’d like to get it. But if I were pushing for it, I probably wouldn’t be resting Shaun Livingston and Bogut, and I’d be playing our starters more. We’re just playing it out,” Kerr said via USA Today.
However, Kobe Bryant has only one week remaining before he plays his final NBA game against the Utah Jazz on April 13.
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